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Local Market News + A Hot Home Coming To Cole Valley

Welcome to John DiDominico's Tales From San Francisco's Real Estate Trenches

In this week's edition, John shares his insight on why people love living in Cole Valley, a hot home he has coming soon, and more!

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Top Reasons To Live In Cole Valley + A Hot Home Coming Soon

For those looking for a community with a village-like vibe and an everybody-knows-your-name kind of feel, Cole Valley is it. 

While many crave the comfort of living on a charming tree-lined street in a prettily painted Victorian home, few can get their hands on a piece of this idyllic community. 

This highly sought-after neighborhood in San Francisco is also its smallest; requiring in-depth market knowledge and local connections for buying and selling.

Luckily, Cole Valley is one of my top neighborhoods, and I have a hot home about to hit the market.

Keep reading via my blog.

– JD

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Do You Remember When 300,000 People Flattened The Golden Gate Bridge? 

Depending on your love of San Francisco history or how long you've been around, you may or may not remember the Golden Gate 50th anniversary walk that flattened the bridge.

Almost 25 years after the event, I can't help but be amazed at the photos and chuckle at Peter Hartlaub's raw comment on the event being "the largest clusterf–in Bay Area history where no one actually died."

I love this city and never tire of the endless personality and enthusiasm of my fellow San Franciscans.

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Hot Home Coming Soon To Cole Valley

Meet 856 Clayton Street! This stately Edwardian home is about to hit the market! Located on Cole Valley's Gold Coast in a row of beautiful turn-of-the-century houses, this home boasts 3 living levels, over 2,600+ SqFt, a 2-car garage, and a lovely rear garden. Click here to visit the property page. Give me a call for more information.

$2,750,000 | 5 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,600+ SqFt | 2 Car Garage

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207 Chenery Street Is Under Contract! 

My buyers are super excited to have landed this charming home. We prevailed with 10 offers on the property. 

This property is full of natural light, has a unique charm, and calming atmosphere. The home features: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and an office. Large private backyard with mature trees and plantings, stone patio, and basketball hoop. Period details include bay windows, wood floors, coved ceilings, and an original fireplace. Renovated kitchen next to a classic dining room with wainscoting and built-in cabinets. The kitchen has a breakfast bar, O'Keefe & Merritt stove, and opens to a private deck and backyard. Spacious living room, updated bathroom with clawfoot tub, 3 closets, and 3rd bedroom complete main level. Upstairs are 2 large bedrooms with skylights offering downtown views and an updated bathroom with its own skylight. Street-level has a large garage with laundry, great expansion potential, and direct yard access. Stellar location with easy access to nearby neighborhoods, local markets, Fairmount School, BART, tech shuttles, and highways. 

3 Bed | 2 Bath | Glen Park



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